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Iowa – 50 States of Music

$257.12M

Music industry contribution to state GDP

4,322

Jobs Created

306

Record Labels

RIAA/A2IM

293

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

3,324

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Iowa has a rock n' roll history all its own. Iowa boasts a rich variety of live music venues and festivals,

including the Hinterland Music Festival in Saint Charles and the 515 Alive Music Festival in Des Moines, which features cutting-edge electronic and hip-hop acts.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Nate Ruess (Fun)
  • Slipknot
  • The Everly Brothers

Music Venues & Festivals

  • 515 Alive Festival
  • 80/35 Music Festival
  • Avenue of the Saints Ampitheater
  • Blue Moose Tap House
  • Carver-Hawkeye Arena
  • Gabe's Iinc
  • Gas Lamp
  • Hinterland Festival
  • Hoyt Sherman Place
  • Iowa State Fair
  • Jack Trice Stadium
  • Lefty's Live Music
  • Mission Creek Festival
  • Tree Town Music Festival Festival
  • Vaudeville Mews
  • Wells Fargo Arena
  • Wooly's

Music Schools

  • Iowa State University
  • University of Iowa School of Music
  • University of Northern Iowa School of Music

Major Music Conferences

  • Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference
  • Iowa Music Teachers Association Conference
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